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MSSPs, or Managed Security Service Providers, are at an exciting point where market acceptance, awareness and demand have converged. I view this as a positive for a potential MSSP but also for the customers and businesses they will protect, enhancing security for everyone. However, excitement and the prospect of profits can create haste, and with haste comes an increased risk… Read more

Tags: mssp

John came in to work Monday morning. His expensive sports car was awesome, his tie was awesome, and his new corner office was awesome. It seemed as though nothing was going to ruin his day. He leaned back in his leather chair looking out the window, waiting while his new computer booted up. First thing to pop up was an… Read more

Tags: management, roi

ORDA (New York’s Olympic Regional Development Authority) is a state authority, established after the 1980 Olympics to manage two ski resorts and several Olympic sites as facilities for public recreation and world-class sporting competitions. I joined ORDA about 7 years ago, and I’m the focal point for information security. As Information Security officer, I’m the only… Read more

Tags: otx, usm

When I was asked to write this blog, I thought to talk about certifications and training in the context of real people. So we reached out to a couple of folks who have taken and passed our new security certification, AlienVault Certified Security Engineer (ACSE) in the past few months to get their perspective. We spoke with Tony Dow, Lead… Read more

Tags: usm, acse, certification

Twitter can be both an extremely fun and infuriating medium to communicate via. Limited to 140 characters, one has to resort to creative ways to make a point succinctly. Last week, we thought we’d kick the proverbial hornets nest with a tweet chat on the topic of threat intelligence. As expected, the conversation flowed fast and furious and often… Read more

Tags: otx, threat intelligence, twitter

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